Friday, January 7, 2011

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1989 Topps #559 Juan Agosto

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Friday, January 7, 2011:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1997 Topps #360.
  • Player Name, position, team: Juan Agosto, pitcher, Houston Astros.
  • Major League Debut: September 7, 1981.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1988 stats (Astros): 75 G, 91.2 IP, 10-2, 27 R, 23 ER, 33 SO, 30 BB, 0 GS, 0 CG, 0 SHO, 4 SV, 2.26 ERA.
  • Any special information about player: Signed with the Red Sox as a Free Agent 08/29/1974. Signed with the Astros as a Free Agent 04/27/1987. Bats: left. Throws: left.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 10. This is his sixth card.
  • Blurb on the back: "He made Championship Series Debut: 10/08/1983; Achieved first National League Win: 08/03/1987; Achieved first National League Save: 08/20/1987."
    Commentary: I love the 1989 Topps design. I can't say that enough. Although contrary to what was said in Craig Biggio's 1989 Cards Your Mother Threw Out blurb, I never called it the "Wave", although I do see the similarities to one. Probably had his best year in the majors as a member of the 1988 Houston Astros. Agosto appeared in 75 games, reaching career lows in ERA with 2.26 and WHIP with a cool 1.135. Was the most reliable reliever in the Astros' bullpen. Agosto also pitched for the White Sox during their AL West Division winning season in 1983.
  • Beckett value: $0.01-$0.05.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 10 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1979 Topps #687. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Flash back with the blog tomorrow.


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